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28 Jan 2019
The Guild of Sports Editors has described Jide Fashikun’s demise as a huge blow to the country’s quest for sports development, as well as the push for a new Nigeria. Fashikun, who passed on at the Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Airport Road Abuja yesterday, was said to have been battling the effects of stroke he…
2 Dec 2018
Clock-watching is an integral part of any Olympic Games but even the most eagle-eyed sporting anoraks might be forgiven for missing the fact that Sunday marks 600 days until the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For most people, it is not actually a particularly significant milestone but for 160 people of 35 nationalities…
4 Aug 2018
Once upon a time, Sport bared its fangs. It clearly demonstrated that it has the power to change the world’s dynamics.
6 Dec 2016
I write you in these troubling times which our great country is passing through. Our great country has been brought to its knees thanks to the immoral actions of the bourgeoisie.
6 Aug 2016
As the 2016 Olympic Games open in Rio De Janeiro, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the country’s team would put up an impressive showing to delight fellow countrymen.In a message to the Nigerian Olympic contingent yesterday, Buhari ...
6 Aug 2016
It was during the summer of 1976 that I went to my first Olympics. I was a freshly minted graduate of Mechanical Engineering getting ready to report to Lagos where I had been posted to for my national youth service when the invitation to join the national football team....
5 Aug 2016
Andy Murray is having a pretty good summer.
2 Aug 2016
If you were planning to be in Rio de Janeiro for this year’s Olympic Games and you are yet to buy your flight ticket, forget the trip. That is because you may not secure any seat for Brazil right ...
29 Jul 2016
The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the World Health Organisation chief said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.
6 Jul 2016
Today, exactly one month before the world`s greatest sporting event is scheduled to begin, Brazil can say with confidence: we are ready to host the first Olympic and Paralympic Games ...
24 Jun 2016
Nigeria will not feature in the golf event of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, not because the country lacks the players for the competition. The simple reason is that the qualifying system for the event makes it impossible for most African countries...
16 Jun 2016
Segun Toriola, who has been involved in six build ups to the Olympics Games, has lamented that the preparation for Rio 2016 is the worst ever he has experienced.


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